Marvin Gaye

In 1984 Marvin Gaye’s father shot and killed Marvin. I heard it was over an insurance dispute. Was Marvin’s father ever sentenced to jail? Is he still doing time?

According to this, it was just five years probation. I think there might have been a “self defense” angle that accounted for the light sentence.

http://www.hollywoodusa.co.uk/deathsites/marvingayehouse.htm

Dad died in 1998.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/200833.stm

I heard that the argument started because Marvin thought that his dad was beating his mother. Who knows whther it was true or not.

In the words of Marvin’s mother:

http://www.findadeath.com/Decesed/g/Marvin%20Gaye/marvin_gaye.htm

Nametag I coulnd’t get to the site. What does it say? Thanks

Did someone else watch Dog Eat Dog last night? :slight_smile: